On Monday, John Robbie received a complaint from a parent at Mini Me Academy nursery and pre- school in Pretoria East, saying they had discovered that the school had separated the school concerts into white Afrikaans-speaking learners and black English-speaking learners.
The owner of the school, Johan Badenhorst, on Tuesday spoke to John Robbie, saying he apologises for the decision to separate the concerts. He insisted that the decision was not intended to be racist and segregationist.
Badenhorst said the school's management would meet with parents on Thursday to discuss the allegations of racism.
Listen to the conversation below:
This is not racism; this is not segregation... I understand how parents feel; I understand now that I have spoken to them....— Johan Badenhorst, Mini Me Academy owner
Below is response from listeners on Twitter:
@702JohnRobbie We make the deluded assumption that everyone wants racial integration. This is a flawed premise. #MiniMeAcademy— Lufuno Mulaudzi (@LufunoJono) November 24, 2015
@702JohnRobbie the Creche Owner is talking nonsense plus rubbish, he is racist, and Racists belong to jail as it is a crime against humanity— Nkosi_GC (@GC_INA23) November 24, 2015
@702JohnRobbie He is simply saying separating kids was not a good idea because the matter is in the media, else he wouldn't care.— Moemedi wa di Phiri 🇿🇦 (@lesoganatsoko) November 24, 2015
@702JohnRobbie really Johan!?! Really!?! "I'm not racist just stupid by creating Afrikaans classes" no John now we hiding behind stupid— Sibulele Tena (@sibuleletena) November 24, 2015
What a stupid thing to do then try and defend it on @Radio702 , you're not fooling anybody Johan @702JohnRobbie— Bernard Bergstedt (@OnPoint_B) November 24, 2015
@702JohnRobbie Johan is in trouble! MiniMe, Curro, etc. same principles. Afrikaans Parents are threatening schools. No sympathy with Johan— RainMakerMizzo (@RainmakerMizzo) November 24, 2015